Frequent travelers or occasional vacationers have one of the same complaints when spending the night in hotel room – they don’t sleep well. Three of the most common sleep disturbances are room-related and can be easily fixed with these tips.
If the hotel room is stuffy and stale or overly fragranced it can hamper a good night’s rest. Counteract the room odor by opening a window and letting some fresh air circulate through the room for a couple of hours before bedtime. If possible, leave the window opened an inch or two all night to allow to keep the fresh air circulating all night.
If the air inside the room is dry and stale, open the window until bedtime, then shut the window and turn on the hot water in the shower and leave the bathroom door open. Allow the hot water to run for several minutes to add moisture to the room so you’ll be able to breathe easier while asleep.
Too Soft Mattress
King size beds are the most popular choice for roominess, they are also typically the beds with the softest mattresses. If you want a firm mattress, book a room with a full or queen size bed. Request a room that has been recently updated, it will likely have a newer and firmer mattress. If you find yourself in a room with an uncomfortable mattress, don’t hesitate to ask management to move you to another room.
Some hotels and motel room walls are notoriously thin and allow you to hear thing you do not want to hear. To prevent noisy sleep disruptions, request a corner room on a high floor. With a corner room, you will only have one neighbor to the side and a high floor will put you farther away from street noise so you will have a quieter night for sleeping.
If a hotel neighbor’s loud TV has interrupted your sleep in the past, invest in a compact white noise machine to take with you when you travel, to drown out neighboring noises at night so you can get to sleep.